Loka Kerala Sabha summit to address migrants issues in the Middle East

Friday 8 February 2019 1:39 AM UTC

Dubai Feb 8: Rehabilitation of Gulf returnees, skill development of aspiring migrants, and socio-economic issues faced by Malayalee expats, especially women, will be addressed at a two-day Dubai summit of overseas Keralites, organizers said on Wednesday.

The first Middle East Regional Conference of the Loka Kerala Sabha (LKS), a global platform for more than 3.5 million Non-Resident Keralites (NRKs) across the world, will be held in Dubai’s Etisalat Academy on February 15 and 16, organisers said at a press conference.

The Chief Minister of the south Indian state, Speaker of the state’s legislative assembly, Chief Secretary and other senior bureaucrats, will attend the sessions along with around 200 members of LKS from various countries.

“Almost 65 LKS members are from this region, with the UAE having the highest representation of around 25,” said O.V. Musthafa, chief coordinator of the LKS regional event in Dubai.

He said the two-day event will discuss key issues like changing scenarios of migration and social development of overseas Keralites.